What gets your goat? Here are a selection of opinion pieces on rugby issues big and small that have appeared in Rugby World magazine. Send us your views to rugbyworldletters@timeinc.com

Cut Contact Training

Rugby Rant: Cut Contact Training A FEW MONTHS ago I had a conversation with one of the rugby coaches at Warwick School. Shorn of full-contact training due to coronavirus restrictions,…

Rugby Rant: Time to embrace professionalism

Rugby Rant: Time to embrace professionalism It’s the old boy down the pub reminiscing about Wales in the 1970s, wondering why “they can’t just express themselves”. An ex-player laughing at…

Rugby Rant: Make rugby union 13-a-side

Rugby Rant: Make rugby union 13-a-side I WATCH club rugby, Heriot’s mainly, on most Saturday afternoons and also professional rugby on television. I took out a subscription on Amazon Prime…

defenders kneeing try-scorers

Rugby Rant: Stop defenders kneeing try-scorers OF ALL the attempts to make the game safer, it still boggles the mind that World Rugby have not done more to clamp down…

Community pitches

Rugby Rant: Community pitches must improve This has been the year that rugby came grinding to a halt, both at a professional and community level, with many at a loss…

Welsh rugby

Rugby Rant: Overhaul Welsh rugby Who could have imagined in 1990 that the state of Welsh domestic rugby would now be so bad? Regional rugby has helped to improve standards,…

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking WATCHING A skilled kicker, particularly a fly-half, is a wonderful sight. As a child I spent hours playing the kicking game ‘Gaining Ground’. At…